Russia intends to forcibly mobilize men in Ukraine’s Melitopol

Russia intends to forcibly mobilize men in Ukraine’s Melitopol

Russian invaders are preventing Ukrainian men from leaving the temporarily occupied city of Melitopol to forcibly mobilize them to the Russian army.

The relevant statement was made by Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov during a telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“In Melitopol, they are blocking the exit of men. All of this started several weeks ago, when they began to offer men to join the ranks of the Russian Armed Forces at checkpoints. Now they have started a full-scale mobilization for the Russian army,” Fedorov told.

In his words, Melitopol residents are receiving text messages inviting them to go to Crimea, as the Ukrainian military are allegedly preparing to open fire on a peaceful quarter.

According to Fedorov, Russian occupiers are attempting to deport Ukrainian citizens under false pretences, causing panic among them.

A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, starting a war. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities, launching missile and air strikes on Ukrainian cities and villages, torturing and murdering civilians.


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